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Tongariro National Trout Centre

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Address: 1 State Highway 1, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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+64 7-386 8085
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Walk the banks of the world famous Tongariro River. Visit the Trout...

Walk the banks of the world famous Tongariro River. Visit the Trout Hatchery with its own museum and fresh water aquarium. Learn the history of fishing in Taupo. Have a picnic by the pond, feed the trout with special food available for sale from our visitor centre. See wild trout in the streams and at the underwater viewing chamber. Small charge for adults, kids free!

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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi
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Nice place to observe the nature

I have been there with my family to research and observe the different types of plants. That was pretty fun. The waterfall in that area makes our trip amazing. Very cool place and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jupiter12345
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been there with my family to research and observe the different types of plants. That was pretty fun. The waterfall in that area makes our trip amazing. Very cool place and naturally beautiful.

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Thank Jupiter12345
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The TNTC is set in beautiful grounds beside the magnificent Tongariro River. Everything you ever wanted to know about trout is there! Lovely friendly staff a well stocked shop and amazing displays as well as the Aquarium!

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Thank Cherry T
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a really great experience for me and I would recommend it for you. When we were there we were able to see whio and some trout. We were able see how a state trap works so there would be more whio to live. Did you know that whio are more endangerd than the kiwi if not well there... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tongariro National Trout Center offers many types of activities all in a beautiful setting – a museum all about the history of trout and trout fishing in NZ, an active hatchery program and aquarium, a great walking path through the lush forest and along the Tongariro River, an education program and a kids fishing pool. The visitor center and... More 

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Thank Annette K
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good on memorabilia but I as a trout fisherwoman would have liked more details on trout habitats and what makes them great and what can spoil them. More incentive to look after the wonderful habitats would be good!

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Thank Sarah H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I headed here with the family for something to do in an overcast afternoon. The trout centre was nice to walk around with pretty grounds and a heap of large fish. I can see the appeal of the kids pond if you have a little one who wants a sure catch. Next time I'll have to go for a walk... More 

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Thank David C
Troutcentre, General Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this review

If you are interested in being kept up to date with our upcoming Kids Fishing days please like our facebook page and you will be the first to be notified as soon as the next dates are set. More 

Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

While in the area, be sure to stop there. Whether u take the tour or simply walk the gorgeous trails woven thru the center to see awesome flowers of all colors & be impressed by huge trout @ ur feet in nearby ponds. Ur experience may drive u to choose to take fly fishing lessons as I did in the... More 

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Thank globalpaddler
Troutcentre, General Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this review

There are lots of local fishing guides in and around Turangi, we can help with recommendations. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My partner is a trout fisherman so wanted to visit the centre. It's a really well laid out and superb exhibition of almost everything to do with trout in New Zealand. I am not a fisherman but found it really interesting. Enjoyed feeding the trout too !!!

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Thank nessmorgan
Troutcentre, General Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the centre. More 

Soldotna, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The center has a lot to offer. The museum was fun and fascinating with all the history, antique fishing stuff galore! Next on the tour is the hatchery, pretty cool. Then the fun really begins, take a stroll along the stream and peek in the underwater viewing window to see the fish. You can buy food and feed them too!... More 

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Thank Lori T
Troutcentre, Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this review

We have had a record number or Whio come through this year and still more to come before the end of March. More 

Moate, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Tip for families, you don't have to pay to get a look at the trout and have fun feeding. For $4 you can buy a tub of Trout food and then wander around the outside pathways and still see trout under water and feed them at the big pond. Loved that the front desk gave us loads of good tips... More 

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Thank Phaedra571
TroutcentreCEO, General Manager at Tongariro National Trout Centre, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit...good value place to visit for families. More 

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